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Self-management Support in Cancer Care
Improving the quality & implementation of self-management support in cancer care (2020-2024).
This PhD research project is being led by Nickola Pallin and is funded by the Health Research Board SPHeRE/2013/1 award.
What is self-management support?
Self-management support helps patients work with their healthcare team to learn more about their condition and monitor symptoms, set goals, problem solve and make plans to manage their lifestyle.
Why are we doing this research?
We want to find a way to improve the implementation of self-management support interventions in routine cancer healthcare practice.
What will this research involve?
The aim of this research is to find out how to implement self-management support interventions in everyday oncology healthcare in a way that is acceptable and practical for those living with and beyond cancer and health professionals. It is hoped that the research will help close the gap between what we know we should do in supporting cancer patients to effectively self-manage and what we do in healthcare practice.
The study will comprise of three main work packages as follows:
|WP1||Evaluating the current implementation of self-management support interventions in cancer care and evaluating the implementation needs, barriers and enablers.|
|WP2||Developing an implementation intervention to assist the implementation and uptake of self-management support interventions for those living with and beyond cancer.|
|WP3||Developing an implementation intervention to assist the implementation and uptake of self-management support interventions for those living with and beyond cancer.|
The research is supervised by Professor John Browne, Dr Sheena McHugh and Professor Roisin Connolly.
For further information on this project please contact Nickola Pallin, School of Public Health, University College Cork at email@example.com